Tröegs Dead Reckoning Porter - Tröegs Brewing Company
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4.85/5 rDev +27.3%
Tröegs- Dead Reckoning
Appearance- Dark murky reddish brown with a thick meringue head. Big lacing rings left on the glass.
Smell- Big sweet creamy coffee and cocoa with a big hit of pine hops!?
Taste- Smooth creamy coffee/ cocoa with an equal dose of fresh green pine hops.
Mouthfeel- Sweet smooth and creamy up front with a big hoppy dry kick in the end.
Overall- Holy Sh!t this was good! A Porter meets an IPA maybe?! I don't know. All I care is this was smooth, creamy, and hoppy!!
Awesome stuff, that just hit the shelves near me (9-1-07)
09-05-2007 20:50:44 | More by NJpadreFan
4.78/5 rDev +25.5%
This is one of those rare finds: a hoppy dark ale. Dead Reckoning pours a dark coffee brown--deep brown, not black--tinged with a little hint of ruby. The bottle I had was fully carbonated and produced a rich, tan, dense head that laced the sides of the glass all the way to the bottom.
The aroma is of strong roast and a little chocolate, with a noticable floral hop & citrus presence; no doubt about the hop of choice here. It is Chinook.
The mouthfeel is less than what I expected from the richness of the head and the creaminess of the appearance. Still, it was good, not lacking. The flavor is roasty, coffee-like with some subtle hints of chocolate, especially in the aftertaste.
The hops make their presence known in the foreground as well as in the finish. That is not to say this is a bitter beer--it is not. But Chinook hops have a distintive flavor and the earthiness and citrus characteristics do stand out in the finish. This is all good, mind you. This is an excellent robust porter. Outstandingly drinkable and still quite unique. Way to go, brothers!
11-14-2007 23:43:57 | More by biglickbrewer
4.75/5 rDev +24.7%
Pours dark brown (almost black) with a thin tan head. Trailing lace sticks to glass.
The smell is of roasted coffee and chocolate with citric fruitiness and some resin.
The taste is of roasted coffee and bittersweet chocolate. It has a strong hop presence - citric, floral, slightly resiny. This is one hoppy porter, with the Chinook hops working very well together with the barley and chocolate malts. There's a touch of smoke on the long, bittersweet finish.
Medium to full bodied - right on target for an American Porter. A great aftertaste clings to the palate. It has a creamy, silky texture.
This is an AWESOME porter! Hefty malts and hops with a Troegs touch - DELICIOUS! This is a must-try for "hop-heads" who also like porters!
Thanks to nacir69 for this one!
09-08-2007 16:26:07 | More by jwc215
4.72/5 rDev +23.9%
Pour a raisiny color, very dark, with a thick, moussey head. Awesome sticky chunky messy lacing. Wow. Top marks here.
Smells very piney and grapefruity, hoppy in a way I'm more used to from an American IPA than a porter. The citrusy kick in the nose is the gift that keeps on giving all the way throughout this beer. What a treat. There's some roast and malt but this is all about the hops.
The taste follows, with this being more like an India Porter Ale. Some roasty malts and coffee, but also some fruitiness and citrus hops taste. It's not sweet, more chocolate and roast, and yet the bitterness works perfectly against this. Slightly dry and chalky in the finish.
The mouthfeel is medium, slightly chewy, and just absolutely perfect for this beer.
Drinkable? Heck yeah!! It's been a while since I was this sad that a beer was all gone. I want more!
Thanks to bobsy for hooking me up with this!
09-30-2009 01:26:39 | More by MeisterBurger
4.72/5 rDev +23.9%
What a great beer - everything a porter should be. Tangy dark roasted, bitter, chocolatey goodness that is light on the tongue and the stomach. The name seems particularly wellchosen it plies a course around the perils of becoming too much like a stout, and of not being much of anything at all. Definitely recommended if you can find it.
05-30-2005 22:09:36 | More by stingo
4.7/5 rDev +23.4%
nice deep dark with good caramel head and some lacing.
nose is smoky-toasty caramel, coffee
taste is much more perfectly balanced: smooth, full-bodied, incredible balance of expected porter notes but, well, again, incredible! roasted coffee with kinetic bitterness that moves on instead of lingering. actually a dry finish that works well in this bill.
09-01-2010 23:18:40 | More by mempath
4.63/5 rDev +21.5%
A - Dark brown to black with a mahogany tinge around the outside. Pours like oil. Head is tan and pretty minimal but laces decently.
S - WOW! Roasted coffee smell, chocolate, malt. Intense!
T - Robust flavors as detected on the nose. Very, very good. Some faint flavors of fruit in there at the end as well. Well-hopped for a porter, too.
M - Exceptional. Thick, but not creamy. Dry. Every single sip is perfectly balanced in flavor and texture. Did not lose a thing from the first sip to the last sip.
D - Drinkable. Very good beer. Very, very good. Will be getting this again. Good for autumn.
09-06-2010 01:19:55 | More by jmerloni
4.63/5 rDev +21.5%
Poured chilled in flared glass
A: solid black; thin, creamy head; good carb action
S: very lovely aroma, very strong on the hops; lingers nicely
T: roasted barley; very flavorful; hops are a very strong component (more so than other porters I've tried); intensity of flavor is more like that of a stout, one that isn't dominated by deep bass flavors
The Troegs do it again; what an amazing beer, at least in the flavor profile (where I think it counts most).
10-06-2011 01:46:02 | More by Arithmeticus
4.53/5 rDev +18.9%
Longneck poured into an imperial pint glass - bottled on date of 8/6/08 - pretty fresh. Black in the glass with a tan head that sat for a bit and died to an airy covering. Has sticking power on the walls of the glass. Somewhat fruity aroma - red grapes, prune, light roast coffee, chocolate, grain. Flavor is initially chocolatey sweet, followed by a stern bitter pop that lingers into the finish, which is joined by an acrid roasted bitterness. The underlying malt profile of this beer has a very delicate grainy pilsner like feel to it under all of the roast and hops. The mouthfeel of this beer is silky smooth with a creamy character that massages the tongue, a soft carbonation and medium-full body - exceptional. A nice drinking porter that has a much different feel than most American versions. Has a smooth almost English feel to as far as mouthfeel goes, while at the same time displaying crisp flavors with no heavy sweet caramel or fruit character. A unique porter that is really growing on me.
10-09-2008 01:48:05 | More by kkosmoski
4.53/5 rDev +18.9%
I just bought the first case of Dead Reckoning '08, sold from the Troegs brewery (as well as a growler of Scratch # 10)...and the sample of the Mad Elf was a nice topper...
What a surprise. The DRP bottles just came off of the line and I was as giddy as a little school girl...anyway...I love this beer and I am proud to buy the first case off the line for 2008.
Thank you to the Brothers Troegs, for making a hoppy porter that drinks well has a nice malty taste, and delivers hop goodness.
07-29-2008 19:03:34 | More by TonyT
Tröegs Dead Reckoning Porter from Tröegs Brewing Company
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